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|1997 in baseball|
|1997 National League|
|Cuban National League|
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 Season summary
- An asterisk (*) indicates the team won its league's wild card, Bold indicates league champion, Italics indicates World Series champion
|Rank||Team||G||W||L||T||WPCT||GB||RS (RS/G)||RA (RA/G)||AVG||OBP||SLG||ERA||FPCT|
|1||Houston Astros||162||84||78||0||.519||-.-||777 (4.80)||660 (4.07)||0.259||0.336||0.403||3.67||0.979|
|2||Pittsburgh Pirates||162||79||83||0||.488||5.0||725 (4.48)||760 (4.69)||0.262||0.321||0.404||4.28||0.979|
|3||Cincinnati Reds||162||76||86||0||.469||8.0||651 (4.02)||764 (4.72)||0.253||0.317||0.389||4.42||0.982|
|4||St. Louis Cardinals||162||73||89||0||.451||11.0||689 (4.25)||708 (4.37)||0.255||0.322||0.396||3.90||0.980|
|5||Chicago Cubs||162||68||94||0||.420||16.0||687 (4.24)||759 (4.69)||0.263||0.319||0.396||4.44||0.980|
|1||Atlanta Braves||162||101||61||0||.623||-.-||791 (4.88)||581 (3.59)||0.270||0.341||0.426||3.18||0.982|
|2||Florida Marlins*||162||92||70||0||.568||9.0||740 (4.57)||669 (4.13)||0.259||0.342||0.395||3.83||0.981|
|3||New York Mets||162||88||74||0||.543||13.0||777 (4.80)||709 (4.38)||0.262||0.329||0.405||3.95||0.982|
|4||Montreal Expos||162||78||84||0||.481||23.0||691 (4.27)||740 (4.57)||0.258||0.310||0.425||4.14||0.979|
|5||Philadelphia Phillies||162||68||94||0||.420||33.0||668 (4.12)||840 (5.19)||0.255||0.320||0.385||4.87||0.982|
|1||San Francisco Giants||162||90||72||0||.556||-.-||784 (4.84)||793 (4.90)||0.258||0.336||0.414||4.41||0.980|
|2||Los Angeles Dodgers||162||88||74||0||.543||2.0||742 (4.58)||645 (3.98)||0.268||0.329||0.418||3.63||0.981|
|3||Colorado Rockies||162||83||79||0||.512||7.0||923 (5.70)||908 (5.60)||0.288||0.352||0.478||5.25||0.983|
|4||San Diego Padres||162||76||86||0||.469||14.0||795 (4.91)||891 (5.50)||0.271||0.342||0.407||4.99||0.980|
 League leaders
- Bold indicates league record, Italics indicate all-time record
 All-Star Game
The 1997 National League playoffs featured the champions of the league's three divisions along with a wild card team. The teams competed in a best-of-five Division Series, followed by a best-of-seven League Championship Series. The winner of the League Championship Series represented the league in the World Series.
|Division Series||Championship Series|
|West.||San Francisco Giants||0|
 Award winners
The winner of the league's Most Valuable Player Award, given its Most Valuable Player, was Larry Walker, an outfielder with the Colorado Rockies. In the award's voting, he had 359 out of a possible 392 points and 22 first place votes.
The winner of the league's Rookie of the Year Award, given its best rookie player, was Scott Rolen, a third baseman with the Philadelphia Phillies. In the award's voting, he had 140 out of a possible 140 points and 28 first place votes.
 Gold Gloves
The following players won the Gold Glove Award, given to the league's best fielders as voted upon by its managers and coaches, at their respective position.
 Silver Sluggers
The following players won the Silver Slugger Award, given to the league's best fielders as voted upon by its managers and coaches, at their respective position.
 Monthly Awards
- Player of the Month Award
- Pitcher of the Month Award
 Hall of Fame Game
The fifty-first annual Hall of Fame Game was played on August 4 at Doubleday Field in Cooperstown, NY near the National Baseball Hall of Fame. In the game, the National League's Los Angeles Dodgers defeated the San Diego Padres of the American League by a score of 16 to 8.
 Notable events